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2 Potential Foot Skin Changes Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Athlete's Foot (Tinea Pedis)

    Athlete's foot is a common fungal infection of the feet and/or toes. Warm, moist environments and community showering are common causes of this type of infection.

    With treatment, athlete's foot should go away in about 2 weeks. However, it often comes back, especially if the same shower or bathroom are used.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    foot redness, foot/toe itch, foot skin changes, spontaneous foot pain, peeling between the toes
    Symptoms that always occur with athlete's foot (tinea pedis):
    foot redness
    Symptoms that never occur with athlete's foot (tinea pedis):
    toe injury
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  2. 2.Hookworm Infection

    Hookworm infection (sometimes referred to as creeping eruption) is a parasitic infection of the skin. It is most often acquired in tropical climates.

    2-8 Weeks without treatment. About 1 week with prescription medication.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    itchy rash, leg skin changes, abdominal skin changes, hand skin changes, butt skin changes
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Foot Skin Changes

  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Is your rash:
  • Q.What color is the skin change?
  • Q.Are there bumps on your rash?

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Foot Skin Changes Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced foot skin changes have also experienced:

    • 8% Foot Bump
    • 4% Foot / Toe Itch
    • 3% Foot Pain
  • People who have experienced foot skin changes had symptoms persist for:

    • 29% Over a Month
    • 27% Less Than a Week
    • 25% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced foot skin changes were most often matched with:

    • 7% Athlete's Foot (Tinea Pedis)
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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